Date of enactment: April 24, 2002
2001 Assembly Bill 497 Date of publication*: May 8, 2002
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1999-00 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
An Act to create 14.16 (10) and 118.02 (17) of the statutes; relating to: designating and observing POW-MIA Recognition Day.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
100,1 Section 1. 14.16 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
14.16 (10) POW-MIA Recognition Day. To recognize the sacrifices of those persons who suffered or suffer captivity in foreign countries while in active service with the U.S. armed forces or who are or were missing in action, the 3rd Friday of September of each year is designated "POW-MIA Recognition Day." The governor shall issue annually a suitable proclamation for the observance of "POW-MIA Recognition Day" and request that some portion of the day be used for solemn contemplation on the plight of members of the U.S. armed forces who are or have been held prisoners of war and members of the U.S. armed forces who are or have been missing in action.
100,2 Section 2. 118.02 (17) of the statutes is created to read:
118.02 (17) Friday of the 3rd week in September, POW-MIA Recognition Day.